The IU Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program provides help to
low-income citizens and IU students in completing their Federal and State
Income tax returns.
Each VITA Volunteer meets one-on-one with a VITA client, or can choose to
operate in a pair. Based on the information provided by and solicited
from the client, the volunteer completes a 1040 tax return that is then
submitted to the IRS.
IU VITA is a great opportunity to demonstrate an interest in business or
tax law on your resume! VITA operates on Mondays and Tuesdays during
February and March for 3 hours each night. A call-out meeting will be
held on January 18 at noon in room 120 to ascertain interest in the
program. A training session will follow on Saturday January 21nd from
1:15 to 4 pm in room 123. If you re unable to attend the callout session,
you can still attend the training session on the 21nd! For more
information, email Daniel Huntley at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you weren’t able to get involved in any extra curricular public interest activities last semester, or you’re looking for more ways to volunteer your time, it’s not too late. There are many student organizations that provide ways to volunteer including:
When you volunteer your time pro bono, you can report those hours to email@example.com and track your pro bono commitment. The law school recommends each student volunteer at least 20 hours per year, but getting involved in any of these opportunities can allow you to go above and beyond. In addition to pro bono opportunities, the law school has many other student organizations and ways to get involved–you can check out a full list of activities here.
AIM is a non-profit arm of the Indiana Juvenile Justice Task Force. They train volunteer adults to serve as mentors to teens from 13 to 18 years of age. For nearly 16 years, AIM has been providing Indiana youth a second chance. Right now, AIM is seeking new mentors. They are looking for dedicated, caring adults to serve as positive role models for youth involved in the juvenile justice system. If you would like to become a mentor, or obtain more information, please visit the website or email firstname.lastname@example.org. It takes as little as 2 or 3 hours a week to make a difference in the life of a youth at risk. This is another opportunity that you can use to rack up your pro bono hours, not to mention you’ll be providing a helpful service to the youth of our Indiana community. Training and support are provided to all of volunteer mentors.